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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97204


Sara Schooley, Pedestrian Coordinator


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Pedestrian Advisory Committee

  • What is the PAC?

  • How to Join the Pedestrian Advisory Committee

  • Come to a PAC Meeting

Interested in making Portland a more comfortable, safe, and attractive place to walk?

Want to learn more about the policies, programs, and planning efforts that impact walkability in Portland?

Then YOU should attend a Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting! We do have official members, but the public is ALWAYS invited.

We ARE NOT having a meeting in November. The next meeting is December 8th!

Regular meeting time and place:

Third Tuesday of the month
7:00pm in The Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Ave), 8th Floor, Hawthorne Room

Note: We will be having a joint committee meeting with the Bicycle Advisory Committee on December 8th. There WILL NOT be a PAC meeting on the 15th. Enjoy the holidays! 

What is the Pedestrian Advisory Committee?

The PAC advises the City of Portland – particularly the Bureau of Transportation – on matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness and environmental enhancement. The PAC is a 9- to 15-person committee that represents a cross-section of Portlanders, including walking and mobility advocates, neighborhood activists, environmental design professionals and citizens-at-large.

The PAC meets the third Tuesday evening each month. Members are appointed to a 4-year term. PAC member activities include, but are not limited to, reviewing and making recommendations on:

  • planning documents affecting pedestrians
  • pedestrian projects
  • projects with pedestrian facilities
  • funding priorities for pedestrian-related projects
  • activities of other jurisdictions that affect pedestrians in Portland
  • maintaining and periodically updating the Portland Pedestrian Design Guide and Pedestrian Master Plan

Qualified individuals must:

  • be a resident of or own a business in the City of Portland
  • have an interest in promoting the use of walking for transportation and recreation
  • commit to attend monthly meetings and participate in the work of the committee


Current Members: 

Rebecca Hamilton (Co-Chair), Roger Averbeck (Co-Chair), Don Baack, Chase Ballew, Anthony Buczek, David Crout, Marianne Fitzgerald, Arlene Kimura, Doug Klotz, Rod Merrick, Elizabeth Mros-O'Hara, Eve Nilenders, and Suzanne Stahl.

Staff contact or more information:  Sara Schooley, Pedestrian Coodinator, 503-823-4589,